I think I'm in agreement with the school on this one. Don't get me wrong, I understand that some people have disabilities... but pharmacy is extremely high pace AND on the spot. For instance, I've seen students get extra time to take tests because they have some kind of disability. However, it can be extremely difficult even for me (no disabilities) to do simple math at work.
I guess let me put it this way. I work high volume (and I know that I say that a lot...) but when you have techs constantly asking you questions, phones ringing, people sitting at consultation, doctor phone lines ringing, and baskets stacking high.... a simple calculation to convert iron drops to the iron solution can be difficult. And even with the amoxicillin - some doctor's will just put how many milligrams they want to give the kid.
You have to stop, block everything out of your mind, and concentrate all just for a simple little 9th-grade algebra problem. And if you get it wrong, you can potentially cause harm to a child.
So why should you get special accommodations during your schooling or rotations? Because you're not going to get it when you step through the doors with PharmD on your white coat.
(And don't misunderstand me. I'm not saying that it takes me a while to do a simple math problem. I'm just saying that it's something that I'm super OCD about. How often do you look back on math tests and go "Oh crap, how did I screw that up???" So, even for the simplest things, it's really important to know for sure you're accurate.)
but I am still trying to get them to listen to reason.
I agree with this. I would not want a pharmacist with disabilities checking scripts. He or she will most likely without a doubt screw up and kill someone for sure. What's the point of that?
If you are not smart enough to do math problems quickly or finish a multiple choice exam in the time that's allowed then I highly doubt you can be a pharmacist and not kill anyone in the first month. LOL
SHC - You have plenty of disabilities yourself. How about your obsession with this forum? Your constant attendance on this forum, and excessive need to respond to half of the posts on here. This is a disability which could hinder your work as a pharmacist. Your obsession with this forum will distract you from your duties as a pharmacist and you will kill someone in the first month. This disability is called an addiction.
Your "cyber diharrea of the mouth". The way that you give far too much information to strangers can also be considered a disability. You can not control your emotions or communication. This can hinder your ability to complete your job as a pharmacist.
I do not even know you in real life, and I can pick up on your seething disabilities. Give me a break...
How do you like that?
I have disabilities. In fact, I graduated from a high school for children with disabilities. I have been nothing but successful in my employment and family.
Excessive dramatization, detachment from reality, and ignorance. More disabilities.
SHC - You are just downright disabled.
Further obsessive behavior..
So, Here is the laundry list of SHC's disabilities:
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Bigotry (might not be a disorder, but the behavior is displayed anyway)
Coprolalia (displayed by excessive vulger language)
Should we give you the benefit of the doubt SHC? Or should we bar you from becoming a pharmacist?